11 Ways to Embellish Holiday Gifts Holiday Gift Wrapping 11 Ways to Embellish Gifts for the Holidays 11 Ways to Embellish Gifts for the Holidays
HOW is it already 5 days into December?! Thankfully I starting my shopping and wrapping a bit earlier this year, so I’m feeling pretty good about getting gifts in the mail for out of town family and such. Phew. Have y’all started wrapping yet?! If your porch looks anything like mine, those Black Friday/Cyber Monday packages are starting to roll in. Time to dig up the wrapping paper – or purchase some new – and get a jumpstart. Plus, wrapped gifts just make the whole look of your tree feel complete.

I’m sharing 11 ways to embellish your gift boxes this holiday season! I’ve always loved gift wrapping, and find it very special when you put a little extra effort in. People notice, and they feel even more thought of knowing you put time and energy into not just the gift itself, but the presentation. Granted, I LOVE doing this. If it’s not your thing {I get it, we’re all busy}, then this one won’t be for you. BUT whether you’re headed to your parent’s for Christmas morning, or your friend’s White Elephant party, here are some fun ideas that everyone will love!

p.s. These ideas can all be altered in color, based on your theme! But the overall concepts / ways to embellish gifts remain the same.


  1. Vertical Ribbon – like a candy cane!
  2. Poinsettias – I’d recommend a faux stem
  3. Small Ornaments – Any color you choose, with any paper!
  4. Hand Painted Bow – Great for kiddos to join in the wrapping fun
  5. Criss-Cross String – No wrong way to do this one
  6. Large Personalized Letters – Most craft stores sell these in ornament form or in the wood section. You could also paint these letters for a pop of color
  7. Berry Stem – One stem goes a long way; break apart as you see fit
  8. Greenery – Cut a stem from your tree or use an herb or eucalyptus
  9. Cinnamon Sticks – Pretty and they smell good too!
  10. Thick Satin Ribbon – A classic and always a favorite. Get wired ribbon to help hold shape
  11. Tulle – Available at craft stores in smaller stools and lots of color options

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